Jim RottmanJim Rottman

former Chief Diversity Officer at Roche Pharma, CEO of Inclusion Equation

Jim is a passionate and innovative leader committed to creating radically inclusive and globally relevant cultures that drive deeper connections and a sense of belonging with employees, enable business innovation and create positive social impact.

With a unique background that includes over 20 years of experience in the corporate and nonprofit world as a senior executive, board member, entrepreneur and executive coach, he has developed globally progressive strategies to ensure individuals, organizations, and communities will thrive during times of exponential change.

Jim has been recognized on the Global Diversity List as one of the top 50 global diversity and inclusion professionals and was awarded Roche's Innovation Award for his impact on their transformation to an agile and inclusive organization.

Jim served as the Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity for Roche’s Pharma organization with more than 40,000 employees in 120 countries. At Roche, Jim designed and implemented their first global diversity and inclusion strategy that integrated talent processes, business objectives, and company values.

Prior to Roche, Jim served as Vice President at American Express where he led their future of work strategies. He has also held senior roles in both technology and finance. Jim currently serves as the Board President for the Ceres Project, an NGO that prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to the most vulnerable in our society that are living with life threatening health conditions.

Takes part in

Sep, 4 3:00 PM CEST
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

Achieving Global Inclusion at the HQ Level Through Local Empowerment

  • How to enhance engagement, performance, and innovation in more inclusive and diverse work environments
  • How to engage leaders as champions and advocates, hardwiring inclusion via rituals and policies
  • How to establish a business model that creates equitable opportunity for employees
Nina Goswami Creative Diversity Lead and Journalist at BBC
Jim Rottman former Chief Diversity Officer at Roche Pharma, CEO of Inclusion Equation
Margot Slattery Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Sodexo Ireland
Ashlea Elliott CEO at Ashlea Elliott Consulting, Founder at Peace Is Possible, Champions Council at Nothing But Nets UN Foundation campaign
Jürgen F. Menze Disability Inclusion Officer at International Labour Organization
Sarah Liu Founder and Managing Director at The Dream Collective